What is Wheat Gluten Allergy?
Gluten allergy is related to digestive and auto-immune disorder. In which a person is unable to digest gluten found in wheat, rai (black mustard seeds), jau (barley), malt and suji (semolina). Instead of getting absorb in our lower intestine makes harm to it. It is also known as celiac disease, celiac spru or sensitive enteropathy. Every 1 out of 100 person is having wheat gluten allergy.
Causes and symptoms
In celiac disease lower intestine becomes insensitive to nutrients available in our diet especially protein. In this disease when a person consume food having gluten in it, then our immune system get against it and harms small part (villi) of our lower intestine. This villi helps in absorbing all nutrietns available in our diet, if it is affected then our body will be deprive off necessary vitamins and minerals for healthy living. Will become cause of other diseases like: anemia, osteoporosis, mygraine, pancreas, cancer in lower intestine, thyroid, Type1 diabetes etc.
How to prevent wheat allergy?
- By reducing consumption of food items made of wheat and wheat flour in our daily diet.
- We can use rice, maca, soyabean, ararut (arrowroot flour), jawar (sorghum), quinoa, bajra (pearl millet), flax seeds, chia seeds to prepare multi grain flour or atta to make bread or chapatti. It will taste good and also healthy.
- Add most of the pulses to your diet and flour made of corn, kuttu (buckwheat) and soyabean.
- While eating fast food check for the label not containing wheat, jaw and suji (semolina).
- Add more green vegetables and fibre to your meal, eating fruit & vegetable salad is good and healtier for you.
- Eating vegetables like karela (bitter gourd/melon), palak (spinach), beans, peas, baingan (egg plant) is beneficial.
- Fibre present in fruits and vegetables will help better functioning of our digestive system.
- Eating dry fruits like almonds, pistachios, raisin, cashew, coconut will give you most of vitamins and minerals & are rich in antioxidants.
- Make a habit of drinking milk daily and consuming milk made items like curd and paneer (cottage cheese).
- Also you can have soya, badam (Almond), coconut milk or probiotic milk.
- If you are non-vegetarian consider eating white meat like chicken and fish instead of red meat.